Sandra Renew lived in post-conflict or war zones in Indonesia, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Sri Lanka over a period of twelve years from 2000–2011. She worked for humanitarian assistance Non-Government Organisations delivering education and health programs for children who were growing up knowing only war as normal in their country. She has published in a variety of journals including Verity La, Eureka Street, Right Now. Her tanka is published internationally, including in Haibun Today, Skylark and Atlas Poetica. She has two chapbooks published by Ginninderra Press and has published in several anthologies. Sandra is the co-editor of Not Very Quiet, an online journal of women’s poetry.